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‘The Lounge’ Archives

Op-Ed: The New Era in American Democracy

Op-Ed: The New Era in American Democracy

After forty four years blacks had been given  a chance to vote by the Lyndon Johnson Administration, the forty fourth president of the USA was elected yesterday by winning more than sixty percent of the white vote. This is indeed historical by any measurement for the whole humanity. America  fulfilled Martin Luther King's dream for people [...]

OP-ED “Free Market vs. Big Government” & the 2008 Election

OP-ED “Free Market vs. Big Government” & the 2008 Election

Donkey vs. Elephant” “Democrat vs. Republicans” “Socialism vs. Capitalism” “Free Market vs. Big Government” Free Market? The only time that ever came close to existence is probably during the early stage of this nation’s founder’s time. I mean, the whole basis for revolution was that, taxation without representation to the [...]

Op-Ed: Obama…He’s Not Only One of Us

Op-Ed: Obama…He’s Not Only One of Us

So much emphasis has been put on Barack Obama this presidential election, that if elected, he would be the first black president in the history of the good old United States of America.  Everywhere in churches, bars and bus stops, black people are already celebrating.  What the?! Let us not overlook the big picture here, people: Obama is [...]

Staying Tuned: 5 Love Lessons Learned from Celebrities

Staying Tuned: 5 Love Lessons Learned from Celebrities

“Everybody knows what I used to be.  Now, I'm a man of integrity.” –Usher on love and his marriage Celebrities live in the eye of the public, both on TV and off.  As fans, our eyes are fixed on the screen.  We cheered on Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) to be with Big in Sex and the City and Rachel (Jennifer Anniston) seemed [...]

7 Successful Steps for Job-Hunting

7 Successful Steps for Job-Hunting

Ahhh…New York City!  Full of bustling yellow cabs and people thrusting each other during the morning rush with no apologetic excuse me’s.  Even New York can be intimidating for the job seeker without the proper tools to get hired, that is until now.  OK.  So we know what you’re thinking, you’ve read (or skimmed) plenty of [...]

First Date Dos and Don’ts that ALL Men Should Live By

First Date Dos and Don’ts that ALL Men Should Live By

Whether you are back on the dating scene after a long hiatus or out of a brief relationship that lasted shorter than half-time during a Giants game, the dating scene could be a tough avenue for any newly single man.  Everyone knows there are some rules to the game and the first date is no exception, it can make or break you.  Whether you [...]

Reflecting at at time of Loss.

Reflecting at at time of Loss.

Yesterday, while at work I heard the disturbing news about Tim Russert.  The host of ‘Meet the Press’ had suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 58.  Like most Americans I was shocked.  I understand that death is inevitable, and our entire life is essentially leading up to it, yet the news was shocking because Tim Russert seemed [...]

To Have or Not to Have Them Early?

To Have or Not to Have Them Early?

As with anything, the issue of having children early has both pros and cons.  It can be claimed that having children early is a plus since the parents are young and will have the much-needed energy to play with and raise their children.  In addition, when the children grow up, there is usually a friendship type of relationship between parents [...]

Immigrants-The backbone of this Country?

Immigrants-The backbone of this Country?

Ok, so I was moving.  Not a very fun thing to do but regardless one that had to be done. Let’s just say not every step of the process was smooth.  Because of the frustration and not so helpful individuals I had to deal with, I did not expect anyone to be sympathetic to me and I was not going to show sympathy towards anyone.  However, my [...]

How to Tell if She’s Cheating

How to Tell if She’s Cheating

Relationships today are not what they used to be.  Years ago a woman who cheated on her spouse was unheard of; nowadays more and more women are having affairs and leaving their significant other at home--patiently waiting by the phone.  While men have played the cheating role for centuries, women today are increasingly testing the waters.  [...]

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